Bathroom flooring - how to mix traditional with luxury: Create impact in your bathroom, utility room or hallway with an intricate pattern that's great for a period-style property. Keep the look fresh with white walls and pared-back furniture. (Odyssey Grande range Epoque porcelain tiles (29.8cm x 29.8cm), £79.95 a sq metre, Original Style). Find more ideas at housebeautiful.co.uk
You can't beat stripes for elegance - taupe or dark beige and ivory help create an atmosphere of unadulterated style, particularly when teamed with pale panelling, parquet flooring and well designed and proportioned pieces of furniture. This is a beautiful hallway that exudes charm and sophistication yet is welcoming and bright.